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Old 07-15-05, 07:01 AM   #10
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Default Re: 1.0-7667 for FreeBSD i386 released

On Wednesday 13 July 2005 22:43, BW wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 04:18 am, owner-freebsd-stable@freebsd.org wrote:
> > On Wednesday 13 July 2005 10:26 am, KC wrote:
> > > Quoting BW <xxx@xxx.xx>:
> > > > To all my fellow FreeBSD users,
> > > >
> > > > I assume I am not the only one who is in this predicament. I
> > > > have just bought seven AMD 64s with NVIDIA PCI-X graphics. With
> > > > 5.4 I can get everything bar the network and X to work, with
> > > > 6.0 I can get the network to work also. However no matter what
> > > > I do I can't get X to work.
> > > >
> > > > Why doesn't NVIDIA make a graphics driver for FreeBSD AMD64.
> > > > They make one for
> > > > Linux x86-64 and one for FreeBSD-x86.
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps would could all post a message on nvforum. I see some
> > > > people already have.....
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps NVIDIA think FreeBSD is just a hobby OS......
> > >
> > > Last I heard, nvidia had no plans to make a FreeBSD amd64 driver.
> > > Just post that
> > > you're pissed about it like the rest of us are... maybe they'll
> > > reconsider.
> >
> > Not true. FreeBSD's kernel doesn't provide some things needed for
> > an amd64 driver to be feasible.
>
> Like what???? what are these features? and if they are really
> important why aren't they on the cards to be included into
> FreeBSD......

There are a few missing VM features that any high-performance graphics
card driver would require for decent performance with PCI Express. John
is working on adding those features - have patience.

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